Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders view Matt McGloin as a backup, not a starter


There always seems to be a quarterback controversy in Oakland with the Raiders and that seems no closer to being solved than it ever has. One the cusp of acquiring Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans, the Raiders are shuffling their quarterback situation for the millionth time but seem to be clearing the air in the process.

With Schaub being viewed as the starter, the Raiders are now unlikely to draft a quarterback at No. 5 overall and it appears that they’ve made a decision on Matt McGloin. While he was once viewed as a potential starter in 2014, Vic Tafur reports that the Raiders really do like McGloin a lot — as a backup.

Not as a starter, as a backup. This seems to clear the air on the issue of where McGloin fits on the roster, but it simultaneously raises the familiar question of what happens to Terrelle Pryor. He appears to be the odd-man out in the Raiders convoluted quarterback equation, but we won’t know until something happens.

If McGloin is the backup entering camp though, Pyor’s days with the Raiders may indeed be numbered.

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  • PK

    I still believe he might beat out schaub
    He’s a grinder! Go get ur spot McGloin

  • KloverJane

    They might have lived longer if Veldeer was out there at the start and less swiss cheese on that line as a whole. Not too mention wide outs needed to get open ten yards from the line of scrimmage and not from Pryor or McGloin in the shotgun. First downs not check downs.

    • raidernation

      And a few games McLovin had the Raiders in the game fighting . But is was the D that broke down at the end of the season .. im glad CB Jenkins is gone ..

      • KloverJane

        True story. He was good at stopping the run though. Not exactly what a cornerback is usually associated with mostly. Lol Nevertheless, the grass is greener…

    • Kevin Lurker

      Outstanding!!

  • James Schroeder

    If McGloin somehow, someway beats out the established veteran Matt Schaub. I will definitely tip my hat to him because I always did like McGloin. It’s a long shot if Schaub is on his game. Although, Schaub is guaranteed no money unless he makes the team so the Raiders would only be out a late round draft pick if he does get beat out like say…. Flynn did. I seriously doubt it though. I just hope that Schaub wants to be a raider, because if his hearts not in it then it’s a mute point.